UTF8 Squeak

J J azreal1977 at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 7 20:10:12 UTC 2007

Wouldn't that be a pretty big speed impact given how much strings are used?

>From: "Alan Lovejoy" <squeak-dev.sourcery at forum-mail.net>
>Reply-To: The general-purpose Squeak developers 
>list<squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>To: "'The general-purpose Squeak developers 
>list'"<squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>Subject: RE: UTF8 Squeak
>Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 11:55:02 -0700
>Each String object should specify its encoding scheme.  UTF-8 should be the
>default, but all commonly-encounterd encodings should be supported, and
>should all be useable at once (in different String instances.) When a
>Character is reified from a String, it should use the Unicode code point
>values (full 32-bit value.)  Ideally, the encoding of a String should be a
>function of an associated Strategy object, and not be based on having
>different subclasses of String.

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